Assistant Track Coach (Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles) – West Virginia Wesleyan College

Institution: West Virginia Wesleyan College

Location: Buckhannon, WV

Salary: $20,000 (Prorated)

Job Description

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will assist with carrying out aspects of the assigned NCAA Division II program, including but not limited to recruiting, coaching, mentoring, supporting, and developing the student-athletes. The Assistant Coach has responsibility for compliance with all Conference and NCAA rules and represents West Virginia Wesleyan College to the program’s various internal and external constituents. The Assistant Coach has an integral role in providing a positive experience for each student-athlete and is expected to support West Virginia Wesleyan College’s educational philosophy and the goals of the Athletic Department as a loyal, energetic, and highly visible college representative.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list or references to Kelsey Chambers at

  • Teach, coach, mentor, and inspire student athletes up through graduation.
  • Attend all competitions and practices unless directed to other tasks by the Head Coach and teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in their sport.
  • Assist in the organization of all aspects of an athletes’ development, including practice sessions, and preparation for contests.
  • Create a positive environment for student-athletes by communicating clearly and fairly with each student-athlete on matters that affect his/her development including academic, physical, social, spiritual and athletic issues.
  • Assist the Head Coach to identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division II level and who are capable of succeeding academically and graduating.
  • Responsible for staying within fiscal and budgetary guidelines and maintaining expense reports for all scouting, recruiting and travel expenses.
  • Pass the NCAA test administered by the Faculty Athletics Representative to actively recruit.
  • Serve as a representative of West Virginia Wesleyan College and lead in an exemplary fashion including, but not limited to: Promote principles of sportsmanlike and ethical conduct that supports fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility among student-athletes, staff and fans; Demonstrate reasonable self-control at contests with players, opposing coaches and players, officials, and fans; Refrain from physical and verbal abuse of student-athletes, referees, or any persons associated with the Mountain East Conference or the College; Accept no speaking engagement for money, endorsements, or any other outside employment at any time without prior approval.
  • Responsible for compliance with all appropriate rules, regulations, processes, and principles including, but not limited to: All rules, regulations, and principles of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Mountain East Conference; All policies and procedures of West Virginia Wesleyan College that are applicable to employment at West Virginia Wesleyan College, the specific sport program, and to the students and athletes at West Virginia Wesleyan College, including but not limited to West Virginia Wesleyan College, regulations, policies, procedures, handbooks and manuals; All of the regulations of Title IX related to Athletics in the administration of all-intercollegiate athletic programs, policies, and procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience coaching sprints, jumps, and/or multi events
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and member conference rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated self-direction and motivation with the ability to work independently and work under pressure.
  • Valid driver’s license and successful clearance of motor vehicle record check.
  • Successful background check clearances

Job Categories

NCAA Division II, Full-Time, Assistat Coach, Track and Field, Sprints, Horizontal Jumps, Vertical Jumps, Hurdles

How to Apply